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Today's Features

  • Recently, someone passed on a bit of gossip to me.
    This person said, according to reliable sources, a certain person at a certain local church did something that, while doesn’t technically violate the letter of any of the Ten Commandments, is unseemly for, as this person put it, “church people.”
    That same week my pastor said someone came to him and informed him that a certain person who was attending the pastor’s class with the intent of joining the church was, indeed, not a very nice person, maybe even a despicable one.

  • Raymond (Jr.) and Jeannette Caswell invites the public to a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

    They were married on the 31st wedding anniversary of Jeannette’s parents, James and Marie Burden, by the Rev. George Townsend who also officiated at the Burdens’ ceremony.

  • Ernest “Cutty” and Charlotte (Laytart) Duckworth observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26. The Duckworths were married on Oct. 26, 1963 by Bro. Lovell Sorrell at First Church of God in Cynthiana with best man, Harold Light Duckworth, brother of groom and maid of honor, Ann Roberts, sister of bride. 

  • Brittany Bennett of Cynthiana was named one of Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors and honored for her efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    Bennett was a top Kentucky Proud Points exhibitor in dairy.

  • Have you ever heard someone say, “All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti?”  
    Have you ever wondered what the difference is?  
    Well, in the most basic sense, cacti are succulents that do not have leaves.  However, the mere presence of spines (the prickly part of cacti) is not the sole indicator that a plant is a cactus. The various families are actually determined by flower form (just like the orchid).  

  • The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association has scheduled their annual Beef Cattle Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Harrison County Extension Office.  The program will begin at 6 p.m. This will serve as the kick-off to the 2014 year.

  • The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office on Thursday, Oct. 31.  The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and the program at 10 a.m. The program is available to any producer in central and eastern Kentucky.
    The title of the program this year is “Todays Challenges, Tomorrows Opportunities.” The highlight of the program includes Troy Applehans from Cattle-Fax.  He will discuss what the beef industry is dealing with now and what the future outlook is.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kala Erin Coblentz, Oct. 21, daughter of David and Robyn Coblentz; Tara Elizabeth Petty, Oct. 19, daughter of Mike and Rhonda Collings Petty; Lucas Aaron Wells, Oct. 15, son of Larry and Diana Wells; Russell Lee Wright, Oct. 20, son of Albert Moore and Kimberly Wright.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 - “Cynthiana is the county seat of Harrison County. The population of the county is about 19,000. Post offices in the county are Antioch Mills, Avena, Berry, Boyd, Branch, Breckenridge, Broadwell, Claysville, Colville, Connersville, Cynthiana, Dunaway, Havilandsville, Kelat, Lair, Leesburg, Leeslick, Oddville, Poindexter, Renaker, Robinson, Rutland, Selma, Shadynook, Smitsonville, Sunrise, Sylvandell, and Venus.” (Visit the museum to see a part of the old Sylvandell post office.)

  • Julian McKee and Helen Vance McKee celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23.
    The couple has four children, Larry (Pat) McKee of Carlisle, Ky., Jo Ann (Harry) Havens of Millersburg, Ky., Eddie (Sandy) McKee of Marysville, Ohio and Ronnie McKee of Cynthiana; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
    The couple resides in Paris, Ky.